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    Reds and Kenny Lofton linked according to Rosenthal

    Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reports that the Reds are interested in Kenny Lofton.
    Signing Lofton would seemingly lead to top prospect Jay Bruce beginning the season in the minors, as the Reds could go with a Lofton-Ryan Freel or Lofton-Norris Hopper platoon in center field. Even at 41 years old Lofton is a fine platoon starter, hitting .296 with a .367 on-base percentage last season.
    I could see that working out pretty well ... maybe

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    Re: Reds and Kenny Lofton linked according to Rosenthal

    This will be Lofton's 10th team in 7 seasons. Wow. =) He's a good player in a platoon. I don't see him as an everyday option these days.

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    Re: Reds and Kenny Lofton linked according to Rosenthal

    If only he was a right handed hitter id drive to pick him up

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    Mercker plus Wilison plus Lofton=no Blanton.
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    Re: Reds and Kenny Lofton linked according to Rosenthal

    Quote Originally Posted by Carin4Narron View Post
    Mercker plus Wilison plus Lofton=no Blanton.
    No Blanton = Good Thing for Reds

    Only way we get Blanton is to over pay.

    I'm not sure why we need to do anything at this point. I would be comfortable going with what we've got and seeing what happens. Chances are this isn't our year anyway.
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    Re: Reds and Kenny Lofton linked according to Rosenthal

    Quote Originally Posted by Carin4Narron View Post
    Mercker plus Wilison plus Lofton=no Blanton.
    I don't understand your logic here. How does signing a 40 year old career reliever have anything to do with trading for a 28 year old starter? As I stated in another thread Mercker is a long shot to even make the team. Then to Wilson, if anything signing Wilson strengthens the speculation of trading for Blanton because then we have someone else to platoon with Hatte at First other than Votto.

    I personally don't want them to make a trade for Blanton, he just gives up too many hits and I think he would not translate well to Great American.
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    Re: Reds and Kenny Lofton linked according to Rosenthal

    If we sign him then doesnt that mean no Bruce for another year?

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    Re: Reds and Kenny Lofton linked according to Rosenthal

    I'm fine with this as long as it means the end of Ryan Freel. I understand getting an insurance policy on Bruce, but hopefully Freel is moved for something/anything before opening day.

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    Re: Reds and Kenny Lofton linked according to Rosenthal

    If I had my pick Id take Freel over Hopper

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    Re: Reds and Kenny Lofton linked according to Rosenthal

    Quote Originally Posted by BUTLER REDSFAN View Post
    If we sign him then doesnt that mean no Bruce for another year?
    Not necessarily...what are the odds of Jr. making through a whole season uninjured? Or even Freel? And at 41, you gotta figure even odds on Lofton getting injured at some point.
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    Re: Reds and Kenny Lofton linked according to Rosenthal

    I think Lofton is made out of rubber

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    I just don't see the sense in this. If you are going to give up Bruce for starting pitching, possibly, but that would be a very bad move. Under no circumstances would I give up Bruce in a Blanton trade. This would not surprise me since we already made a bad move in my book by giving up Hamilton for Volquez this off season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hey Meat View Post
    I just don't see the sense in this. If you are going to give up Bruce for starting pitching, possibly, but that would be a very bad move. Under no circumstances would I give up Bruce in a Blanton trade. This would not surprise me since we already made a bad move in my book by giving up Hamilton for Volquez this off season.
    Bruce isn't going anywhere, except Louisville. Probably for most of the year, depending on Junior.
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    Re: Reds and Kenny Lofton linked according to Rosenthal

    I was waiting for something like this to happen. I could live with it. I wonder how his noodle arm is still in tact though. I would think this would mean the end of the road for either Freel or Hopper. Maybe Hopper (?) since Freel is the super sub with a fat pay check.
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    Re: Reds and Kenny Lofton linked according to Rosenthal

    Pretty low risk move, he is still an average player and would have some trade value to a contender at the deadline if the Reds are out of it.
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